I Wrote This For You by Pleasefindthis
My Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars
Age Group: Young Adult/Adult
Genre: Contemporary, Poetry
Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing
Release Date: December 20th 2011
Synopsis: I need you to understand something. I wrote this for you. I wrote this for you and only you. Everyone else who reads it, doesn’t get it. They may think they get it, but they don’t. This is the sign you’ve been looking for. You were meant to read these words.
I see this book as a lie and also a truth. It tells me that it was written just for me and it is, in a way. I felt touched by it. It even made me tear up. This is what made it a truth. But it was also written for millions of other people that might unexpectedly stumble upon this book like I did. So that also makes it a lie.
But even if it is a little bit of a lie and a little bit of a truth, I loved this book. It is a beautiful, haunting, and human piece of work that made me truly wonder about the people, feelings, and things in my life.
I Wrote This For You is a compilation of notes, written to you, and photos that match the essence of what the notes are saying. These notes and photos are a bit tricky to talk about since everyone will read them in a different way.
The person writing the notes is a very flawed ‘person’. Yes, the things he says are poetic. Yes, the things he says will mean a lot to people. But there is a certain vibe I got from him. I felt that sometimes he bordered on being obsessive and even stalker-ish. And maybe even superior.
Which is why whenever I am deeply touched when he says something like this…
“And you asked why people always expected you to smile in photographs. And I told you it was because they hoped that in the future, there would be something to smile about.”
Or like this…
“I hold you like I do, tightly because I know that one day, I’ll die.
And I am determined to do it with a smile on my face.”
I feel very disturbed… Here I am, feeling very touched and saddened by a line said by a person who gives me the creeps. I am not saying that this is a bad thing, of course. The very fact that this book touches and disturbed proves that I Wrote This For You is a fantastic book.
I Wrote This For You is a book that is hard to review, to say the least. Because, like I said before, this book will be read in a different way by everyone. It depends on your experiences in life. For me, this book was about how hard it was to stay you and how hard it is to know if you truly love someone. For you, this might mean something else entirely.